It’s impossible to have a bad day when you wake up to a shady border packed with the happy faces of viola. These joyous spring bloomers (close cousins to pansies) almost seem to smile at you whenever you approach. Growing just 4-8 inches tall, viola produce a seemingly endless supply of irresistibly perky flowers. Colors vary, but most varieties show off bicolor flowers in shades of white, blue, purple, yellow, orange, red, or lilac. Violas, and pansies, look a lot alike and are often sold i...

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Shade Flowers That Will Make You Forget the Lack of Sun


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Starting A Jasmine Plant – When And How To Propagate Jasmine Plants

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How To Grow An Avocado Tree

How to Propagate Basil - cut 3-4 inch cuttings right below a leaf node. Remove leaves on the lower 2". Place cuttings in glass of water on a bright, sunny (not hot) window sill. Be carefully, adding water to keep stems immersed. Change the water every other day. In 5-7 days you will begin to see some tiny white roots forming.

How to Propagate Basil

Heucheras, the "new hostas" for shady spots. So colorful!

Heuchera 'Patchwork' Mix - Perennial & Biennial Plants - Thompson & Morgan

Double edging, just mow no weeding.

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How To Grow Your Own Blueberries - I literally just planed our blueberries yesterday so I definitely want to read this for tips!

How To Grow Your Own Blueberries

I like this as an option for front yard focal feature. Maybe in the space next to walkway where bush is now.

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Hydrangea cuttings

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11 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

Why You Need Lemon Balm In Your Garden - Uses for lemon balm in your home, garden, beauty routine, cooking as well as lemon balm recipes, and Why You Need Lemon Balm In Your Garden.

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Why You Need Lemon Balm In Your Garden


Taking rose cuttings - Amateur Gardening

A cozy little hide away with 5 doors. This looks so cozy and quaint. Love it!

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Use cinnamon as a substitute for rooting hormone. It also kills fungus and bacteria at the same time. I will never buy Rootone again : )

Cinnamon Makes a Great Rooting Hormone Substitute! (All Things Plants)

One pinner said: Trailing Rosemary produces beautiful blue foliage. It requires little water, and has a moderate growth rate. It has no allergens, but yet is very fragrant.

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Good idea for keeps lights stable. Cement in flower pots and pot pretty flowers around it

Bright July: {DIY}: Outdoor String Lights

Clever container for flowers

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Growing Clematis | On Sutton Place

On Sutton Place

Clematis - On Sutton Place

Self Watering Container. I'm going to use this system but in my upside down planters. ( 2 liter in a 5 gallon paint bucket)

The Gardening Cook

Soda Bottle Drip Feeder for Vegetables - Easy DIY project

DIY Bamboo tomato cages - tutorial is general enough that you could make these in any shape/size. . .get creative

Inch by Inch, Row by Row

Homemade bamboo tomato cages (Cost: $0)
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How To Build a Treehouse — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

How to Build a Pergola in just one weekend! If we can do it, you can too!

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How to Build a Pergola

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The Garden Planting Calendar for Ruston, Louisiana (All Things Plants)

Food-That-Magically-Regrows-Itself. Did not work for celery for me. Looked like it would but then it just shot up the middle. Most of the others work or should work though

Jerry James Stone

Food That Magically Regrows Itself from Kitchen Scraps
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10 Ways to Create a Backyard Getaway